Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
that is not
is a flower…
of course a flower.
Just look at that puddle! This design is all about the fresh eucalyptus... but in a cooling down for summer kind of way.
Release the soothing effect of the aroma and vapors from the Eucalyptus leaves my slightly crushing it while making roses
Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.
You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...
Use the skeleton petals of hydrangeas to create blossoms
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
Fold and peg banana leaves into pockets so that they float freely on water. This is inspired by a traditional banana leaf craft used to cook rice in.
A cool and minimal floral design for summer.
Gladiolus stems can be cut into sections so that it appears natural and well groomed.
Build up a design in a shallow container by stacking it by threading the plant material into the teeth of a pin cushion in three levels.
The teeth of a Kenzan (or pin cushion) is rather sharp. Here is a pain free way of pushing down the plant material into the teeth to keep it securely in place.
A bit of Kenzan support for a floating shallow container design
A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.
Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.
Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.